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Santa Barbara hits record high, new COVID-19 cases filling up local hospitals

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Scott Sheahen / KEYT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Santa Barbara County is starting its 16th week of the COVID-19 health emergency response.

According to the Santa Barbara County Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard, Week 14 saw the City of Santa Barbara set their first record for most COVID-19 cases confirmed: 22. Last week, Week 15, Santa Barbara smashed its previous record after confirming 69 new cases in one day.

Last week, Santa Barbara Public Health Officer Dr. Henning Ansorg, said our local hospital are filling up and reaching capacity.

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors even paused the next phase of reopening due to the sudden increase in numbers. 

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